Valentine’s Day gifts are hard to master. A lot of times, you opt for the tried-and-true flower and chocolate combo, but that can get really old, really quick.
While opting for luxury gifts for such a trite holiday isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, the great thing is that a lot of the gifts are so over-the-top that it is almost ironic (which is apparently the cool thing to do nowadays). Showing affection on a holiday such as Valentine’s Day is a given, and maybe you don’t need to spend half your paycheck to do so. But if you’re feeling particularly frisky this year, there are so many options that don’t include buying thousands of red roses and calling it a day. Opt for a few things that your loved one enjoys and go for the high-end. Do they love whiskey? Get some really great whiskey chillers. How about the perfect LBD that will actually last more than a year? Or a pair of pumps every girl that appreciates a good heel will lust after? Your options are endless.
Spending upwards of $700 on your beau may not be the best idea for all of us, but for those who want to go all out on Valentine’s Day, these are just a few ideas.
Christian Louboutin So Kate 120 Leather Pumps (Net-a-Porter, $675)
Am I telling you to spend almost $700 on your SO? No. But I’d like to meet a fashion-phile that wouldn’t die over getting gifted a pair of Louboutins.
Fornasetti Labbra Lidded Candle (Barney’s New York, $175)
This natural veggie wax candle featured the house muse, Lina Cavalieri’s mouth and it’s also got a signature scent you can’t get anywhere else. Romantic date night candle, check.
Bordelle Gia Shelf Bra (Journelle, $205)
I can’t get over how gorgeous this bra is. It’s sexy and sophisticated with just the right amount of attitude.
Theory Silk-Stain Dress (Net-a-Porter, $295)
This is the absolutely perfect date dress, because it’s simple but sexy and Theory will never go out of style.
Rose-Colored Glasses Rose Pail Bag (Kate Spade, $328)
I have such a thing for novelty bags and this is just adorable. It works for Valentine’s Day, yes, but it also works for any date night, really.
Antique Georgian Opal and Diamond Ring (We Dream in Colour, $550)
A ring for V-Day may be played out (and awkward if you or your partner are expecting a different kind of ring) but this antique opal ring is romantic and meaningful. Opals are meant to show the wearer true love.
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Balls of Steel ‘The Executive Set’ – 18k Gold Edition (Balls of Steel, $499)
If your partner is a whiskey drinker, these 18k gold whiskey chiller balls are the creme-de-la-creme.
Viktor & Rolf SpiceBomb Gift Set (Macy’s, $115)
If you’ve never experience Spicebomb, prepare to never want to smell another cologne ever again because this is unisex and amazing.
Shinola ‘The Runwell’ Leather Strap Watch, 41mm (Nordstrom, $550)
I’ve dreamt of owning a Shinola watch forever and honestly, if I got this for my boyfriend, I would probably just “borrow” it all the time.
Canby Select Louisville Slugger Sunglasses (Schwood Shop, $295)
If your SO is a baseball fan, these sunglasses made from actual Louisville Slugger baseball bats, are the perfect gift.
Acqua di Parma Pure Badger Shaving Brush with Stand (Nordstrom, $395)
Do you need a shaving brush made from badger fur that’s almost $400? Probably not. But this is a luxury gift guide and this is damn luxurious.
YEEZY Season 1 Black Nylon Pocket Backpack (Ssense, $585)
Yes, this is Season 1 but it’s a really nice backpack and you can’t pass up a YEEZY piece.